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Object ID 002662

Object Name Chambers' Cold Tablets

Object Desc Small matchbox-style box for Chambers' Cold Tablets. Tablets and directions inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002365

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 14

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Chambers Medicine Co.,Cold Medicine,Tablets,Pills,medicine,

Title Chambers' Cold Tablets

Description Chambers' Cold Tablets box with slide out container of tablets and paper directions and tablets. Box is a tan color with two ends missing and with black and red text that says "Chambers' Cold Tablets. Each Tablet Contains One Grain Acetanilide. For La GRIPPE and COLDS. CCT. Does not affect the head like the sulphate of quinine. Price 30 cents. Chambers Medicine Co., St. Louis, Mo." Other 3 sides are printed too: "Pleasant to take. No bad effects." and "For Colds and Headaches" and the back side is printed with directions. Opted not to remove instructions and tablets by opening the box, as doing so could damage the object or spill the medicine.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.5

Length 2

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Chambers Medicine Co.

Maker Details St. Louis, MO.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2365



Date JUL 18,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The box is warped and has aged quite a bit. Medicine and directions still inside. Water stains and edgewear throughout.


Date AUG 29,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 14 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin